Pseudotachycines yueyangensis, Qin & Liu & Li, 2017

Qin, Yanyan, Liu, Xianwei & Li, Kai, 2017, A new genus and some new descriptions of the tribe Aemodogryllini (Orthoptera, Rhaphidophoridae, Aemodogryllinae; Aemodogryllini) from China, Zootaxa 4303 (4), pp. 482-490: 485-486

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Pseudotachycines yueyangensis

sp. nov.

Pseudotachycines yueyangensis   sp. nov.

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Description. Male. Body small to medium sized. Vertex of head divided into conical tubercles. Legs elongate and slender; fore femora about 1.6 times as long as the pronotum, beneath unarmed, internal knee lobe with a small spine, genicular lobe with 1 elongate movable spur; fore tibiae beneath with 2 external spurs and 1 internal spur. Mid femora with an elongate movable spur on the internal and genicular lobe, beneath unarmed; mid tibiae beneath with 1 internal spur and 1 external spur. Hind femora without spines beneath; hind tibiae above with 61–65 inter and outer spines respectively, arrange in groups, inner subapical spur of hind tibiae slightly shorter than hind metatarsus. Hind metatarsus keeled beneath. Male paraproct longer than epiproct. Male genitalia with dorsolateral lobes almost completely sclerotized ( Figs. 10–11). Epiphallus nearly triangular and the upper apex with a shallow incision ( Fig. 10).

Female. Subgenital plate nearly triangular with slightly transversed apex ( Fig. 12). Ovipositor almost longer than the half of hind femora.

Coloration. Body brownish. Tergum dark brown, legs light brown. Hind femora with annular dark stripes.

Measurements. (length in mm) Body ♂ 8.0–10.0, ♀ 8.0–10.0; pronotum ♂ 4.5–5.5, ♀ 4.0–5.5; fore femora ♂ 7.0–7.5, ♀ 6.0–10.0; hind femora ♂ 13.0–15.0, ♀ 13.5–19.5; ovipositor 7.0–9.0.

Material examined. Holotype, 1♂, Forest park of Fushou Mountain, Yueyang , Hunan, alt   . 1079m, 2016-X- 18-26, collected by Jiang et al.; paratype, 6♂♂, 6♀♀, Forest park of Fushou Mountain, Yueyang , Hunan, alt   . 1079m, 2016-X-18-26, collected by Jiang et al ..

Distribution. China (Hunan).

Diagnosis. This species distinguishes from Pseudotachycines inermis   sp. nov. in the epiphallus of male genitalia with upper apex being incised.

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